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I was grieved to hear of Eddie's passing. I will always remember the friendship we had while working together at the Dairy Queen and spending time together outside of work.

It's not often you meet someone that has lifelong impact on you but Eddie is one. I am so thankful that I had the privilege to know him. Doc, Clara and Charlotte you all know I loved Eddie and I love each of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Posted by: Kathy Almand - Tallahassee, FL - Friend   Oct 22, 2015

My thoughts and prayers are extended for "Eddie's" family. It's been many years, but the memories are sweet. God bless you.

Posted by: Debbie Goodroe Parrish - Greensboro, NC   Oct 09, 2015

We are grieved to hear of the passing of Eddie. We thank the LORD that he was in Service for HIM in so many ways! He brought such great Memories of his growing up at Memorial Bapt. Church here in Moultrie.

Doc & Sara, Clara and family, we have always loved you! We are praying for your comfort that only comes through Chirst! Your Memories are always there, Eddie has joined the Heavenly Choir!


Posted by: J.C. & Sara Goodroe. - Moultrie, GA - friends   Oct 09, 2015

Eddie and I graduated from High School together and worked at the DQ while going to college. He was always a great friend. There couldn't have been a nicer guy.


So sorry for your loss. Ed was a great friend.

Posted by: Karlie Harris - Pendergrass, GA - Co-worker at Bojangles   Oct 07, 2015

My deepest sympathy on the loss of Ed. I worked with Ed for several years at Mayer Electric. People like Ed Cates do not come along very often. There was something special about Ed, always cheerful and full of energy. I am blessed and fortunate to have known him.

Posted by: Ron Brimeyer - West Des Moines, IA - co-worker at Mayer Electric   Oct 07, 2015

I went through high school with Eddie. He was a good man. I am sure you will be receive other messages from his classmate. You have my sincere condolences.

Best regards,


Posted by: J reid    Oct 06, 2015

Just wanted to let you all know that I am keeping you all close in thought and prayer.
Frances McGinty

Posted by: Frances McGinty - Tifton, GA - friend   Oct 06, 2015

Ed and I met because we were both members of the Sons of Jubal. When SOJ made their mission trip to Russia, Ed and I were thrown together and he asked me if I wanted to walk around with him during a free afternoon we had. We walked around for several hours and went in a small restaurant and ate lunch together. We were instant friends. Ever since that trip we would look each other up when we had concerts

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Posted by: Walt Pinder - Jesup, GA - Sons of Jubal Friend   Oct 06, 2015

Doc and Sara,

Your hearts are heavy now and I am praying for God to give you the added strength you need to make it through. We know He has been with Ed during this whole ordeal called Cancer. We never understand the why and we don't understand the why not either? I am just so happy that Ed loved his Lord like he did. Seeing someone with such faith go HOME is always a joy; the sad part is going

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Posted by: Joyce Carr - Tifton, GA - friend of Doc and Sara   Oct 06, 2015